Location visible to members
Mileage: 6.0 miles (total)
Trailhead Elevation: 3790'
Stoddard Peak Elevation: 4624'
Total gain/loss 1100'
Gain/loss per mi. 366 '
Type of hike: Up & Back
~Level of Difficulty: Moderate
*WE WILL MEET AT THE TRAILHEAD FROM 9:00 am to 9:14 am. We will start to hike by 9:15 am.
This enjoyable hike offers a commanding tour of the lower San Antonio Canyon. Stoddard Peak is certainly not the tallest summit around, but it provides a unique perspective of the surrounding mountains and a bird's eye view of Mount Baldy Road and San Antonio Creek. Your route is mostly on a fire road, with a half-mile scramble to achive the summit.
The peak was named for William H. Stoddard, who established the first resort in the San Antonio Canyon. In 1880, he moved from Sacramento and settled in a shady grove of sycamores and oaks in a lovely, waterfall-lace side canyon (which was later named for him) just east of the main canyon, about a mile above the entrance. Around 1886 he decided to turn his little paradise into a resort, and soon Stoddard's Camp became a favorite retreat for citizens of Pomona, Ontario, and San Bernardino.
*Getting to the Trailhead:
From the 210 Freeway driving east of the 605 and 57 Freeways: Exit Baseline Road in Claremont. Turn left (west) on Baseline. In one block turn right (north) unto Padua Avenue. In 1.7 miles turn right onto Mt. Baldy Road (stop sign). After 2.4 miles you pass Shinn Road (an alternate route coming in from the right). Drive another 3.3 miles to the turn-off to Barrett-Stoddard Road on the right. You can park in the clearing.
From the 210 Freeway, driving west of the 15 Freeway: In Upland, exit Mountain Ave./Mt. Baldy Exit, Exit 54. Turn right and proceed north on Mountain Ave (at some point it turns into Shinn Road. Drive 5 miles to Mt. Baldy Road. Turn right (north) and drive another 3.3 miles to the turn-off to Barrett-Stoddard Road on the right. You can park in the clearing.
after you come out of the second tunnel, take mt baldy rd another 1.3 miles, you will pass a sign for baldy lodge and the rd starts going down hill,slowdown the right turn is at the bottom of the hill, it is more of a u-turn you will see my car parkrd just below.
*WE WILL MEET AT THE TRAILHEAD!
*A National Forest Adventure Pass is required for parking
what to bring, 2 liters of water, long pants, snacks or lunch, lite jacket,
this event is sponsored by MERRELL barefoot
Disclaimer: The Organizer and Assistant Organizers in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/meetup/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging. that you are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizer and Assistant Organizers of the inland empire hiking club Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities